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ayla2004 ASN, RN

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ayla2004 has 5 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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  1. ayla2004

    Failing 2nd Year

    armagh94 are you studying in the uk or Roi. you may get more approaches help in the UK nurses forum. what's the assignment on please speak to your tutors they will support where they can can but can't do your work for you.
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    Best practices: Controlled substance handling

    I'M in the UK but the Australia system seems the same. We double administer most Cd meds. Nurses here on wards don't follow procedure to both to go to the bedside as they are "too busy". But that way leads to errors that can get you into trouble. Our counties infusions are pca bags.that are pretty mixed i guess you could steal from the bag buts it's diluted 20mcg/ml fentanyal or 1mg/ml morphine.
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    A sobering story-------

    I feel sorry for the anguish this lady went through and for the child's parents. I recently was preparing a med and fortunately realises the dose I was preparing seemed high as on re checking I realised had read it wrong and could have given ten times the dose. it was 9 hours into a shift, we use epmar so the order was clear just my not seeing a decimal place. the right dose was drawn up and given.
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    Discharge Lounge

    my hospital has a discharge lounge. we send stable patients awaiting medication from pharmacy which the rn in discharge lounge can chase. any teaching wounds dressing are done on ward and teaching. Pts normally use patient transport to get home or relatives. it's also used for transfers ingredients Pts to rehab. it has chairs provides drinks n snacks and can liase with transport.
  5. I work at times as a charge it rotates pre shift I also work as staff nurse. we tend to have an only one rn and one aide on break at a time I'd one or other takes too long the next person v can't go on time so it noted they are delaying others break. we have also been told to manage events as they happen but any issues time keeping such as breaks. issues with staff approach to patient care. issues of flowing rn delegation of acceptable tasks to let management know. we have several long standing "run the ward " aides who are invaluable buy have there routines
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    Interview Preparation for Qualified Nurses

    1year later still on my ward as a band 5. Now have an interview for band 6 on short stay surgery 10 min presentation on how to support band 7 and provide assurance. I get the maintainability and provide a clear ward leadership structure and front but that isn't 10 minutes.
  7. ayla2004

    Why is is difficult to find Nurses in UK??

    I work in a area deemed both heavy and busy and the whole directoate is having problems getting applicants.
  8. ayla2004

    Do you count tramadol?

  9. ayla2004

    Benefits - I'm In Shock

    7 weeks leave to begin. 28 hoildays days +7 public holidays. Pt/ft leave on a pro rata basis. No sick days but not paid for first 3 sick days off. Leave increases to 8 weks after 8 years
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    Walkie Talkie

    My favourite term is mobile and self caring probaly on iv abx etc
  11. ayla2004

    A little ticked

    While shifts helping each other to deliver patient care is good. I find that when it becomes exppexted it is not alwYs in patient interest and yoh can be taken for granted. Keep patients safe clean comfortabke. Leave area tidy and finished expected shift duties. Speak to your shift leader.
  12. ayla2004

    Conversing with Dementia Patients

    Hey try dementia and non english speaking with a head injury not fun. Me talk about their familly if they have visted or rung. Admire any photo displayed. Explain wht im doing. Talk about the local area etc I get by. Dementia poses challenges but I like my demtia patients
  13. ayla2004

    Manager "threatening" us with primary nursing!!!

    I would love primary nursing but I would bet that if our rn increase another watd would be down an rn or 2 and would loose ghem every shift getting a tech in exc hange
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    Be the Nurse You Would Want As a Patient

    Ive had a few bad weeks in work and the only thing that has made me remeber that I love being a nurse is my patients. Now management and poltics I could do without.
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    Working in UK

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    Homeless Patients: Considerations

    Living in the UK our homeless face problems accessing benefit if homeless but at least health care is free at the point of use I know diabetes care is free, other medication have charges of £7.00 per item.